Dog Tips and Advice

PetGuide.com is your source for dog tips and dog advice. If you’ve got questions about how to find a pet, pick a vet, train your dog and everything in between, PetGuide.com has the answers… straight from the expert’s mouth. PetGuide.com asks the pet experts all the tough questions and offers invaluable insights that will have you begging for more. So sit, stay, and read about the dog tips and dog advice you’ve been panting for!

Need to teach an old dog some new tricks? With Petguide.com’s advice on training techniques and methods, your pooch will learn to play dead, come when called or love their new crate in no time. The holiday season is not merry anymore but rather a source of stress? Read up on tried and true methods of transforming holidays into a stress-free and dog-friendly affair. There is an emergency and you don’t have anyone to ask what to do? Our comprehensive guides on dog poisoning, traffic accidents, fires and other SOS situations will equip you with essentials for dealing with all kinds of trouble.

Your question is a… little bit hairy? Our series Ask the Hairy Godfather answers all of the questions you never had the courage to ask. What to do if you get a pooch as gift, but you can’t keep them? Should it be a deal breaker that your new bae doesn’t want pets? How to cope with a pet’s passing? Read how our expert duo answers these and many more important reader questions for life-saving tips and advice.

It’s not always easy being a parent of a pooch. Petguide.com offers dog tips and dog advice that cover every aspect of a dog owner’s lifestyle. Our blog will provide useful insights and helpful guides that will make you prepared for any challenge you or your dog might face!

A Pet Sitter’s Guide For When Friends Are Watching Your Dog

Tips and tricks to keep Fido happy and healthy when he’s having a sleepover with friends Being a pet sitter, my furry clients are a second family to me…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Dog Don’t Got Game

What do you do when your dog doesn't share your passion for the sport of agility? Instead of being benched, the Hairy Dogfathers have some advice to share.

Let It Snow: Getting Ready To Make The Most Of Winter With Your Dog

When I wrote an article on Urban Mushing, I was contacted by Kev Roberts, a skijoring, kicksledding, and dog-scootering aficionado who lives in Winnipeg, Man…

4 Calming Tips to Ensure Stress-Free Pets This Holiday Season

Do your pets go into excitement overdrive during the holidays? Here are a few tips to make sure your dogs and cats enjoy the festive season stress free.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: First-Time Parent Jitters About Fur And Huma

An expectant couple’s first human baby is on the way… but will the two adopted furbabies treat their new brother or sister like family? Here&rsq…

How To Choose a Headlamp for Night Time Dog Mushing

Lots of things go bump in the night - but you don't want it to be you or your dogs! Longer nights mean lighting up the trails with the proper headlamps.

Responsible Pet Ownership: Beyond the Basics

Mike Bober, the President and CEO of PIJAC, shares his thoughts on why responsible pet ownership begins before you get a pet.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: In Need of a Donation Rescue!

After being stood up by a rescue, a pair of grieving pet parents doesn't know what to do with their dearly departed dog's possessions.

How To Create a Safe and Inviting Pet-Friendly Backyard

You want a lush lawn, but you want pets to be able to safely enjoy it so you can spend more time outdoors. Here's how to do pet-friendly landscaping right.

7 Sparkling Safety Tips For A Dog-Proof Christmas Tree

Not all trees are for dogs – make sure you follow these safety tips to keep your dog off your Christmas tree this holiday season Ah… the allure…

Ask the Animal Communicator: Parrot Screams From Morning Until Night

It can feel so rewarding to rescue a shelter animal and give them a new forever home. But it can also be pretty frustrating at times, especially when your new pet is still settling in and it isn’t going so smoothly.

Licensed To Drool: Why Do I Need To Get A Dog License?

Even though your dog can't reach the gas and brake pedals, he still needs a license. Here's why you need to get a dog license for your pooch.

Nine Toasty Tips To Keep Your Senior Dog Warm Outdoors This Winter

The star and the inspiration for this post is Kevin Roberts’ dog, Willow, who has since crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. He brought her home when she w…

How To Introduce Your Dog To A New Baby

Make the first meeting a joyous occasion – a few tips on how to introduce your dog to a new baby Who is the new, hairless puppy? Why does it smell so s…

True-Love Tips for A Woof-tastic Dog Wedding

Doggy weddings have never been hotter, and if you're thinking of walking your pooch down the aisle, here are some tips to make it a special day.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Animal Overshare On Facebook

There's such a thing as too much information. The Hairy Dogfathers have a few ideas to moderate tear-inducing rescue posts from Facebook over-sharers.

How To Master The Art Of Dog Massage

You don't have to take your pooch to an over-priced spa to get a doggie massage - you can do it yourself! We've got some tips on how to give a dog massage.

Ask the Hairy DogFathers: Pet Sitting Predicament

What do you do for a friend who's house and dog sitting while you're away? The Hairy Dogfathers have a couple of tips for pet-sitting etiquette.

Pooch Poaching: How You Can Prevent Dog Theft

Don't let your dog become a sad statistic. Dog and pet theft is on the rise. Protect your furry family members with these tips that can prevent dog theft.

6 Well-Bred Tips For Keeping The Peace In A Multiple Dog Home

The more, the merrier? Not always, especially in a home with multiple dogs. Here's how to handle your pack and ensure your household doesn't go to the dogs.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Opinions Breed Ignorance

Everyone has an opinion, but when they're uninformed, they're a pain in the butt! The Hairy Dogfathers weigh in on people who comment on your dog's size.

Miss Manner’s Top 10 Tips For Pooch Patio Etiquette

We want to take advantage of the nice weather. If you're heading to a restaurant or bar patio with your dog, keep these tips in mind while dining al fresco.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Doggy Chaperon Woes

Two's company, three's a crowd... especially when an overprotective Rottweiler is involved! Here's how you can make room for another person in your pack.

How To Groom Your Dog at Home

What are you to do when Fluffy starts looking far more matted than amazing? What can you do when your regular grooming shop is not available and you have lea…

Why You Shouldn’t Give Pets As Gifts This Christmas

You love the idea of a puppy popping out of a gift wrapped box. But unlike most gifts, animals can't be returned or exchanged if it's not the right fit.

7 Ways To Get Your Dog Ready For Winter

Before the weather outside turns frightful, make sure you and your dog are ready for winter Brrrrrr! It’s already starting to get cold outside. In no t…

Pups With Tents: Rustic Tips To Remember When Camping With Dogs

Many people love getting in touch with nature, For Kevin Roberts, camping with his pack is a cherished part of life as well as a great Canadian pastime.

What To Look For In A Reputable Breeder

Do you know what to look for in a reputable breeder? Here are some tips on what you need to keep an eye out for before you buy a puppy.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Planning A Frugal Father’s Day

Doggy Dads deserve to be celebrated on Father's Day. But what do you do when your budget doesn't allow for a blowout? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few ideas.

How to Stop Your Dog From Begging at the Table

You're enjoying a meal - when you look down, and notice your dog staring at you. Here's how you can stop your dog from begging at the table.

Ask the Animal Communicator: My Cat Is Always Hiding From My Friends

The feline mystique is real. As any true cat lover knows, it is impossible to make a cat do anything a cat doesn’t want to do. And sometimes this can make for truly awkward interspecies family situations.

Ask the Animal Communicator: My Dog Is Always Hungry!

Dogs are not the world’s most popular companion animals for nothing. A dog can be the most loving and devoted pet you can imagine.

Ask the Animal Communicator - Family Friction

Interdog aggression is one of the most common reasons why pet dogs are relinquished. What can you do when everything you’ve already tried to help two dogs get along fails?

Why Does My Dog Follow Me Around the House?

Do you have an indoor shadow? If your dog follows you around the house, there may be a few reasons why this happens.

Country Duo Dan + Shay Share Touring Tips For Traveling With Pets

Traveling with pets takes some planning, and country duo Dan + Shay know a thing about that. They're sharing some of their best on-the-road with pets tips.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Showing Off My Pooch Pride

It's the most wonderful time of the year - Gay Pride! The Hairy Dogfathers have some advice when it comes to bringing your dog along to Pride celebrations.

How To Prepare For Your Dog’s Journey Across The Rainbow Bridge

It's tough when we know that our furry family members will soon be crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Here are five ways you can make the most of that time.

Tips For Removing And Keeping Dog Fur Off Your Clothes

Pet parents know what we're talking about - there's not an outfit that doesn't have dog hair on it. Here's how to keep that extra layer off your clothes.

How to Make Time for Volunteering With Animals in Need

You'd love to help out with your local animal shelter, but you're just too busy. There are ways you can include volunteer work in your balanced life.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Help – My Dog Has Cabin Fever!

Is your dog going stir crazy from being kept indoors during the cold winter months? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few ideas on how to keep sane until spring ar…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Unwelcome House Guest?

A wannabe dog owner is moving into a friend’s home – is this the right time to adopt a dog? The Hairy Dogfathers offer these housewarming tips (i…

How To Live Peacefully in a Multispecies Household

You could say that Kevin Roberts lives in a zoo. And because a variety of pets call his house a home, he's had to face the challenge of keeping the peace.

Is College the Right Time to Get a New Pet?

Many pets end up on the streets or at rescue centers because college students haven't fully thought through everything that pet ownership entails.

How To Protect Your Gadgets From Canine-Related Chewing Crashes

What do you do when your dog mistakes your laptop for a chew toy? Here's what you need to do to protect digital information from doggy-related mishaps.

Back To Basics: How To Outfit Your Pooch With The Right Dog Backpack

Time to go on an extended hike with your dog. But you don't have to carry all the supplies - take some of the weight off your shoulders with a dog backpack.

4 Dog Mushing Mistakes That Make You Look Like a Noob

Bad habits are hard to break, so why not avoid them in the first place? Steer clear of these dog mushing mistakes that make you look like a rookie.

Proper Canine Camping Etiquette For Well-Mannered Mutts

Pitching a pup tent with your pooch this summer? Here are some tips on how to ensure you and your pet will be welcomed back to your favorite campground.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: A Dog By Any Other Name

Our “Hairy Dogfathers” are here to offer expert and practical advice. Dog trainers (and handsome hubbies) Kevin and André are here to answ…

How To Treat A Dog With Allergies

If your dog has an allergy, it can present itself in numerous ways. When this happens, what do you do? We know how to treat a dog with allergies.

What To Do With Dogs That Eat Poop

Dogs that eat poop (also known as coprophagia) may be trying to tell you something. Let's go over a few ways you can break your dog from this icky habit.

6 Questions to Ask Before You Adopt a Dog With Your Partner

You're thinking of taking a big step in your relationship - adopting a dog as a couple. Before you do, ask yourself these six important questions.

5 Simple Tips for Giving Your Dogs Equal Attention

Dogs get jealous of their canine siblings. How do you make sure everyone gets enough love? We've got a few tips for giving equal attention to all your dogs.

Pet Tips for Home Seekers and Sellers

Buying or selling your home, especially when you have a pet, means you need to take extra steps to ensure you find the right fit for your furry friend.

Is Your Kid Ready For a Pet?

"Can we please get a dog? I promise to take care of it." Your kid has been pushing you for a pet, but are you ready for the responsibility?

Big Bang Therapy: How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

Dogs and fireworks often don't mix, and the results can be disastrous. Here are some tips on dealing with the festive fallout on the fourth of July.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Drooling to Go to the Dog Park

A proud pet parent can't wait to bring her new puppy to the dog park with his older brother. Is it too soon? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few suggestions.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Nosey Neighbors Raise A Stink

Woo hoo! The warmer weather is upon us – but as the snow melts, it soon reveals smelly surprises (we mean dog poop). When it starts to stink, the Hairy…

Fetching Tips For Transitioning Fido To Fall

As the leaves begin to drop, it's a sure sign to pet parents that we need to get our dogs ready for fall. Be prepared for the season with these timely tips.

Stress-Free Tips for Keeping Your Christmas Tree Safe From Your Dog

You've decorated the Christmas Tree and it looks fabulous... that is, until your dog spots it! Make sure your tree survives the holidays with these tips.

Wax On or Wax Off – What You Need to Know About Paw Wax

What have you heard about paw wax? Kevin Roberts clears up a few common myths about paw wax and the right way to use it on your dog's paws.